Response to COVID-19

In response to the increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases in the state of South Carolina, the South Carolina Institute of Medicine & Public Health (IMPH) is currently operating remotely. IMPH and its employees are aware of the public health implications of the COVID-19 virus. Our team wantto continue our efforts of improving the lives of South Carolinians while keeping our employees and community safe and healthy.  

As new information about COVID-19 emerges, we recommend that South Carolinians look to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) for continuous updates. The organization’s COVID-19 specific page will be updated frequently as new information about the virus emerges, including information specific to South Carolina. This is a resource to find news, information, testing and care related to COVID-19. We urge all to stay informed and to practice social distancing in order to minimize the effects of this virus in our state.  

Press Release: How Will COVID-19 Policy Changes Impact Carolinians?

South and North Carolina Institutes of Medicine Release Joint Brief on COVID-19

COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 9, 2020) – The rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic has brought much of the world to a halt as increasing infection rates have led to stronger federal, state and local actions to address the impact and limit the spread. To aid decision-makers, the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) and the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) released a joint brief that examines the COVID-19 pandemic and state and federal policy changes that will impact residents.

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